Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, founded in 1592, is one of the world’s leading universities and is consistently ranked in top 1% of institutions worldwide. For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally recognised education. With a global reputation for excellence, Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students.
The university brings together a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students and 2,860 members of staff. The university’s stunning campus of historic buildings and cobblestoned walkways is juxtaposed with its state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned centres of excellence where cutting-edge research takes place. With 24 academic schools, Trinity offers courses in disciplines ranging from languages and literature to nanoscience and biomedical engineering.
Student Life The university brings together a diverse, curious and supportive community of students and faculty in the heart of the city. The truly accessible and dedicated professors encourage students to actively engage in College life and the city beyond the campus gates. Student life at Trinity is about much more than education: with over 200 sports clubs and societies ranging from athletics to tennis, debating to investing, and drama to science fiction, there is something to suit every interest.
Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal Tutor – a dedicated faculty member who can offer academic, personal and professional guidance throughout the four-year degree programme. A wide range of student services, including learning development and support, peer mentoring, counselling and career advice, ensures that all students have the support they need to succeed in Trinity and beyond.
The university is one of only twenty-two ‘Best Buy’ public colleges in the world (Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015).
Trinity has strategic relationships with some of the most prestigious universities in the world including Fudan University, Peking University and Tsinghua University in China; Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India; Brown University and the University of Notre Dame in the United States.
Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Trinity Business School is ranked as one of the Top 30 Business Schools in the World (Eduniversal 2015/16) and has been pioneering cutting-edge research, teaching and learning in management and entrepreneurship for nearly a century. Trinity itself has produced more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, generating 180 companies, producing 192 entrepreneurs and raising $2,166 million over the last ten years (Pitchbook Universities Report 2016-2017), so is the ideal place for students to undertake their business degree.
Trinity Business School recently launched an innovative new business course for undergraduate students, the Bachelor in Business Studies Degree. This is a unique programme, designed for students who wish to focus on business from the very beginning of their degree. Innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning are key pillars of this dynamic new programme. The programme places an emphasis on blended learning, where academic excellence meets industry experience. Students gain first-hand practical business skills throughout the programme by undertaking internships, developing a start-up or taking a leadership role in one of Trinity’s business student societies. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our top-ranking partner institutions. For further information visit: https://www.tcd.ie/business/undergraduate/bbs/
Careers Trinity’s enviable location positions the university right in the heart of the hub of global business activity – Ireland’s Silicon Valley – where students are recruited for internships, summer jobs and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top quality graduates. Upon successful completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at Trinity, students have the opportunity to stay in Ireland to work for one year on the Third Level Graduate Scheme. Trinity’s Career Service was ranked 2nd in Europe (ISB 2015) with 95% of Trinity graduates in employment or further studies within 6 months after completing their studies. The European headquarters of companies such as Google, eBay, AirBnB, Microsoft, PayPal, LinkedIn and Facebook, Dublin is an ideal place for students and graduates interested in working in these world-leading corporations.
Dublin Trinity’s bustling 47-acre campus is an oasis in the very heart of Dublin, a vibrant and safe European capital city. The university’s city-centre location offers students a unique opportunity to blend a rigorous academic programme with an unparalleled array of cultural, social and professional experiences. A wealth of museums, theatres, galleries, cafes, restaurants and historic tourist sites are located right on Trinity’s doorstep.
• In the world’s top 100 and the number one university in Ireland. 1 • A number of our specific subject rankings feature in the world top 50 and 100 which reinforces our world class standing. 2 • We have demonstrated particular strengths in the areas of international student representation, faculty representation and research citations per faculty member. 3
World Class Research at the heart of a Trinity education • Research-led teaching is one of the distinguishing factors of a Trinity education. • Trinity researchers are winning competitive research funding at European and global level with significant international recognition. • Ireland is the second most successful nation in the European Union at attracting research and funding to support exciting new advances and discoveries, which in turn impacts global change. Nearly 50% of this funding has been awarded to Trinity. • Eight out the top ten 2016 research breakthroughs in Ireland are associated with Trinity College according to Silicon Republic. 4
Innovation and Entrepreneurship • We are ranked 1st in Europe for producing Entrepreneurs and are the only European university to feature in the world top 50. 5 • Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students. • Trinity is committed to providing an environment that enables innovation and entrepreneurship across the university. Trinity has established a number of initiatives like the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, Launchbox, Blackstone LaunchPad and Launchlabs to build and support a community that delivers economic, social and cultural values.
Employability and Career Service • 95% of Trinity graduates are in employment or further studies within 6 months after completing their studies. • Trinity’s Career Service is ranked 2nd in Europe6. Trinity students can expect the highest quality of support when pursuing their post-college prospects. • Beyond the Trinity experience, a Trinity education provides a pathway to become a world-class graduate. • Top international employers actively target Trinity graduates. • Location is a major advantage when it comes to planning a career after Trinity. Dublin is home to the European headquarters of many world-leading international corporations. • Investment in Academic Excellence • Trinity has allocated €16 million to an international recruitment campaign to fill 40 new Ussher Assistant Professors posts across multiple disciplines. The opportunities span from science, engineering and medicine to arts and humanities. • Trinity continues to attract global talent from abroad in order to reinforce the university’s global outlook and connections in education and research. 40% of our faculty is international.
1 Trinity is in the Top 1% of universities, with all prestigious peers such as Cambridge, Oxford and St. Andrew’s. QS rankings 2016/17.
2 World Top 50 examples include English Language & Literature, Modern Languages, Political Science and Nursing and in the World Top 100 examples include Biological Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Chemistry and Materials Science, History, Law & Legal Studies, Sociology, Social Policy & Administration.
3 Performance has been exceptional in specific core indicators, outranking other prestigious peers:
• international faculty representation (98), Cambridge (97.6) and Kings College London (97.6)
• international student representation (85.9), Harvard (70) and Stanford (74).
5 Trinity has generated 180 companies, produced 192 entrepreneurs and raised $2.166 million over the last ten years (Pitchbook Universities Report 2016-2017)
6 International Student Barometer.
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